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YOGA: Skillfulness in Action

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In the Bhagavad Gita, yoga is called skillfulness in action.  How does our work on the mat bring about skillfulness in our life off the mat?  Let us begin with the asana as steady and sweet.  What is happening when our postures are both steady and sweat?  In headstand, the weight rests squarely on our shoulders, the legs come straight …

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Lululemon SMY sunday morning yoga
Join Samatva Yoga Sundays @ 930am – August 26

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Join Samatva Yoga educators Jaime, Hang, Sarah + Andrea ( AKA Piper) @ Lululemon SMY this summer Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am for a complimentary yoga class!  It is bring your own mat.  SAMATVA HOSTS SMY: Sunday Mornings @ 930am thanks for inviting + sharing…. thanks for inviting + sharing…. share to a friend or share to social media

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Big Dig DEALZ
ends June 30 – limited quantities

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ACTIVATES: July 1, 2018NO COMMITMENT: Cancel anytimeBEST FOR: The temporarily committedSAVINGS? $43/month Starting today, June 21, 2018, Samatva Yoga is offering monthly unlimited classes (Monthly Infinity Membership) for $65 – reg $108. This is an auto-renewing membership with NO COMMITMENT. This means that you will forever have a $65 monthly membership from month to month unless you choose not to – Cancellation is free …

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Lesson Learned: Nadi Shodhana

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To teach alternate nostril breathing and its benefits. In pranayama or yoga breathing exercises, we seek to control prana — the vital energy within us.  There are over 72,000 nadis or subtle energy channels in our body where prana moves.  If the nadis are blocked, prana can’t move freely through the body, consciousness is inhibited and it’s difficult to attain meaning from our daily lives. This …

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Our Interdisciplinary Approach

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At Samatva Yoga we host a range of classes, courses, events and workshops in our lovely energy filled studios in both Kingston Downtown & West End. With our interdisciplinary approach, we cater to everyone: complete beginners, experienced practitioners, pregnant women, kids, teens and parents with babies. Each location hosts two studios, one hot (105 degrees + 40% humidity) and one …

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New Class Style: HOT 26 + 2

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Often referred to as Original Hot Yoga, this class, developed in the Ghosh lineage in Kolkata (Calcutta) where the climate is naturally very warm, is a 90 minute – set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. All postures are done twice. It is characterized by a fluctuation between exertion and relaxation where after each posture there is deep …

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Mat Storage Clean Up + Used Mat Sale

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It’s time to finish our spring cleaning and our twice annual mat storage clean up! While we love to offer you mat storage, please understand that space is limited and you leave your mat at the studio as your own risk (ACTIVE INFINITY MEMBERS ONLY). One mat per membership included. Mats must be taken home during holds and may be …

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$5 Kids Yoga 4-8
saturday mornings

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Kids yoga brings the hatha yoga postures, pranayama, and meditation practices together with kids imagination. In any given kids yoga class we could be pretending to be the plants and animals that live in the jungle, or exploring the ocean blue, making our way through a yoga obstacle course, playing yoga games, colouring a mandala or doing a metta (loving …

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Lesson Learned: Ujjayi Breath

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To bring a deeper awareness of the postures by internalizing attention. Let’s learn Ujjayi breath.  Unlike regular diaphragmatic breathing, where the throat is relaxed and the breath is silent, ujjayi uses an audible vibration with some purposeful tension. This type of breathing during asana or some pranayamas soothes the nerves and calms the mind.  The sound naturally draws attention to the nerves and calms …

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Spring Shenanigans SUPER SALE
ends april 2 – limited quantities

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ACTIVATES: April 1 2018EXPIRY: August 31 2018 BEST FOR: The temporarily committed SAVINGS? $233 365 Days of Classes + PERKS ACTIVATES: April 1, 2018 BEST FOR: BEST RATE!!!!! BREAKDOWN: $33.25/monthSAVINGS? $300 Only 50 available @ this rate + Keep it FOREVER!! NOTE: When purchasing, this package activates on the day of purchase. UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP: If you have a current Infinity Membership with us + would …

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March Sama-Set: Quiet
Digesting the Experience

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The Importance of Silence Sometimes it’s not until we take a bit of time out and experience a slice of silence, that we actually realize how much we need it. In a fast-paced world, it’s so important to take a step back, breathe, look around and be grateful. Here are some of the benefits of being silent: You have to …

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Outside As Antidote

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These days we spend so much time in the virtual world that we are in danger of becoming brains in vats.  Our physical bodies atrophy as do our social skills and life skills.  The real and the virtual are not exactly opposites; they bleed into one another.  But let’s not forget the old ways of doing things, with a handshake …

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Lesson Learned: The “Ha” + “Tha” Defined

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To define Hatha Yoga. The balance of body, breath, mind and spirit is not an easy one.  From day to day, minute to minute, we may find ourselves emotionally swinging back and forth.  But it’s with a calm and relaxed state of body and mind that we’re able to accept and adapt to life’s changes and challenges.  This is an essential component …

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The Problem with Clutter

In Yoga Lifestyle by Samatva Yoga

It is important to realize how fundamentally intrinsic clutter clearing is to the whole practice of Feng Shui.  Most books on the subject mention it only in passing or not at all.  Perhaps they assume their readers have already dealt with this issue, but of course the truth is that most have not. I do not consider clutter clearing to …